Five Norfolk things to do in May

1. Cocktail night at The Lodge Old Hunstanton

Shaken, stirred, however you like them, The Lodge is holding its second cocktail night on Friday 13 May. The expertly blended drinks start at just £4 and a stylish evening is guaranteed, so call in and join in the fun. Find out more at http://www.thelodgehunstanton.co.uk/blog/cocktail-night-is-back/

2. Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival, 21-22 May

Now an established, must see part of the north Norfolk calendar the event kicks off with an opening concert at Cromer Pier. The concert highlights both professional and amateur local talent including the ever-popular Olly Day and Nigel Boy Syer.

3. Fairy Fair at Sennowe Park, 29-30 May

Now in its 15th year, the award-winning Fairyland Trust returns with the magical Fairy Fair. The Norfolk-based charity with a national reputation for introducing families to flowers, wildlife and trees will run the fair in the stunning grounds and ancient woodlands of beautiful Sennowe Park. A team of wildflower fairies will be on hand to help children make their own wearable outfit. Book your tickets at www.fairylandtrust.org

4. Norfolk bluebells, Blickling Estate

It’s bluebell season, and as the Blickling Estate is one of the best places to take a walk to see these fairy-like flowers, it’s celebrating with a Festival of the Blues. For the whole month, the house will be lit up in blue at night, and on Saturday 28 May, An Afternoon of Blues will include music from Hot Cold Ground, Quiet Stars and Hayley Moyses Britgrass Three. Find details at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate

5. Hanseatic tale, throughout May

Discover the history of King’s Lynn with a guided walk around the town with King’s Lynn Town Guides throughout May. Starting at Saturday Market Place and ending at Tuesday Market Place, you’ll hear about those who made their name in the port town, from 1100 to the present day. See www.visitwestnorfolk.com for dates.